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Saturday morning Montlake Bridge maintenance could get noisy

November 29th, 2011 by master

If you live near the Montlake cut your Saturday morning could get a bit noisy. The Washington State Department of Transportation will perform routine maintenance on the Montlake Bridge starting as early as 7 a.m. on December 3. Most of the noise will come from the equipment maintenance crews use to suck up all the gunk that built up over the year beneath the movable parts of the bridge. The work should be wrapped up by 11 a.m.

If you’re planning to drive over the bridge Saturday morning you should also be ready for a little delay. The bridge will be reduced to one lane in each direction starting as soon as 6 a.m.

Here’s the exact schedule:

Saturday, December 3
  • 6 – 7 a.m.: Left lane closed in both directions on the bridge
  • 7 – 9 a.m.: Cleaning begins on north end of the bridge (away from the more residential southern end) using a large vacuum-type truck
  • 9 – 11 a.m.: Cleaning begins on the south side of the bridge
  • 11 – 11:30 a.m.: All lanes of the bridge reopen

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